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Collection Inventory

Series I. Correspondence, 1945-1946

Scope and Content Notes:

The letters in this collection are described at the folder level.

Box 1
Folder 1 Camp Porac Letter, undated

This letter requests a signature from Rainka on a draft for a new policy in recognizing the deserving guerrilla. This letter was written by Magsaysay in response to the recent disapproval for recognition of the Aglao Mountain Troops by the 38th Division. Magsaysay wrote, “With your certification [on the policy], I believe I can fight again and hope the justice and the reward that the Aglao Mt. Troops, especially Capt. Pam Milicia and his men deserve.”

Folder 2 Letter, October 18, 1945

On October 18, 1945, Maysaysay sent Rainka a “hand-carved genuine Philippine Cane.” The cane was presented to Rainka in appreciation for his efforts in attempting to acquire compensation for the Filipino guerrillas.

Folder 3 Letter, September 27, 1946

This letter states that Maysaysay received “Rainka’s letter from August 27, 1946 and the certificate fir the Hq & Hq Co of the Dan Marcelino Sector.” Magsaysay believes that this certificate will clear up the mess around the recognition of the guerrilla units. However, Magsaysay said that the guerrillas will not believe that this will be cleared up until they actually receive compensation. “You can not blame them, if they must have to think thus now. When the government that promised them so much when they were out there sweating blood in Bataan, Corregidor, Capas Concentration Camp and in the lonely, malaria-infested mountains of Sawang and Pinatubo does not now sincerely believe, it seems,… these men must have to think that someone, somewhere must have broken faith with them.”